“Both the grand and the intimate aspects of nature can be revealed in the expressive photograph. Both can stir enduring affirmations and discoveries, and can surely help the spectator in his search for identification with the vast world of natural beauty and wonder surrounding him.”- Ansel Adams
On display for the first time in nearly 40 years in a Los Angeles based gallery, we are proud to present a selection of rare master gelatin silver prints by Ansel Adams. The works in conversation are evidence of the artist’s meaning and message, with each photograph upholding a sensitivity to the beauty and ecological challenges of our natural world. The relationship between abstraction and realism, the presence of light and its absence, brings forth a collective of perspectives that question the depths of life’s most profound enigmas.
Adams’s gelatin silver prints on display yield the most spectacular tonal ranges available in photography today. The selected works represent a rare culmination, where masterful visual vocabulary meets unparalleled darkroom printmaking. The essence of the iconic F. 64 group is deeply rooted Ansel’s practice. For every final print, there were numerous failed attempts, alluding to the required dedication to bring forth the most compelling evidences of creativity within the photographic works.
The selected photographs are conjoined by their respect and curiosity for the power of the environment. Now more than ever, the luminous prints on display inspire us to treasure the beauty that life exudes. The underlying intention of Ansel Adams was to honor the passing of time in our natural world and inspire the next generation to preserve such beauty.